PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers had one of college football's worst offenses last year. One game into a new season and things are looking a whole lot better.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Jett Duffey is coming off a road win in his first career start, and Alan Bowman is now three weeks removed from a crunching hit that led to a partially collapsed lung.
Toss in McLane Carter briefly replacing Duffey in Texas Tech's last game, and there's no telling who might start at quarterback Saturday when the Red Raiders (4-2, 2-1 Big 12) host Kansas (2-4, 0-3).
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jett Duffey got his first start for Texas Tech with two other quarterbacks hurt, and one of them actually replaced him after halftime.
After McLane Carter played only one series on his sprained left ankle that wasn't ready for full-speed action, Duffey returned to throw a 62-yard touchdown pass and scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 38-yard draw play as the Red Raiders beat TCU 17-14 on Thursday night.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury admitted he didn't know how good Alan Bowman was when he put the freshman into the season opener after an injury to starter McLane Carter.
Kingsbury and the rest of the Red Raiders have a pretty good idea what Bowman is capable of these days.
Led by Bowman's 397 yards passing and two touchdowns, Texas Tech won its third straight game since that opening loss to Mississippi with a 41-17 victory over No. 15 Oklahoma State on Saturday night.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Alan Bowman has a long list of prolific Texas Tech quarterbacks to chase on the career charts.
The true freshman quickly accomplished something one of his predecessors — coach Kliff Kingsbury — never did: a 600-yard game.
Bowman threw for 605 yards with five touchdowns — three to Antoine Wesley who set a school record with 261 yards receiving — and the Red Raiders beat Houston 63-49 on Saturday.
Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury was asked if he was nervous about the uncertainty at quarterback for the Red Raiders.
"Just because they're young or inexperienced, to me you never know how they're going to respond," Kingsbury said. "I wouldn't say nervous. I think excited to not really know who it is and be able to work with those guys and try to have one guy really step up."